♦ Prepare cake mix according to the package directions for a 13X9 inch cake. Cool.
♦ In a heavy saucepan, combine chips, cream and ¼ cup milk.
♦ Stir over low heat until chips are melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
♦ Set aside to cool.
♦ In a mixing bowl, use remaining milk to prepare pudding mix according to package directions.
♦ Gently crumble half of the cake into the bowl. You can also cut cake into cubes.
♦ Drizzle with half of the peanut butter sauce, top with ½ of the pudding, then ½ of the whipped topping and ½ of candy bar crumbled. Repeat layers.
♦ Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.
♦ Serves 12-15 really happy people!
~ This will be an instant tradition for something you celebrate! ~ If the peanut butter sauce is too thick to drizzle on, reheat it just a bit or add a tablespoon more of the milk. ~ Candy bars now come already crumbled in packages in the baking aisle! ~ This may end up taller than your bowl – stunning, and it won’t over-flow! To keep it ‘pretty’, you may cover and refrigerate after adding the pudding layer and then add the last layer of whipped topping and candy sprinkles just before serving.
~ Butterscotch or caramel chips with Heath bar crumbles may be used in place of peanut butter chips and Nestle’s Crunch Bars.